IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Xytis Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics to treat central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today announced that Gordon H. Busenbark has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Busenbark has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries. During a 23 year career at Baxter Healthcare, Mr. Busenbark held a number of senior-level financial, operational and general management positions in both the U.S. and Europe. This included roles as Chief Financial Officer of Immuno AG when the company was acquired by Baxter, and President of Baxter's global Plasma Therapeutics business. Mr. Busenbark's most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer at Encysive Pharmaceuticals, where his accomplishments included raising more than $100 million in debt and equity financing.
"We are very pleased to have Gordon join Xytis," said Vincent F. Simmon, CEO and President. "He brings great financial and operational experience, both from a large pharmaceutical company perspective as well as from that of a smaller biotechnology company. Gordon joins us at an exciting time for Xytis. Our Phase 2 clinical trial in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is approximately half way enrolled. Also, there is considerable partnering interest in two of our pre-clinical programs; positive allosteric modulators of GABA-A receptor and of alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. His experience and assistance in financing and marshalling these programs forward will be greatly welcomed."
Mr. Busenbark has both a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah.
Xytis Inc. is a privately held discovery and development
biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Irvine, California, and having
a clinical development group in Nyon, Switzerland, focused on innovative
CNS drug candidates. The Company's investors include At
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